"ApMsgFwd - ApMsgFwd.exe" Startup Program

Q

What is the startup program "ApMsgFwd - ApMsgFwd.exe" on my Windows 8 computer? Can I remove it to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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A

"ApMsgFwd - ApMsgFwd.exe" is added to your computer as part of system installation on computers.

You will see "ApMsgFwd.exe" listed on the Startup tab of Task Manager screen as:

Startup Item : ApMsgFwd
Publisher    : Alps Electroc Co., Ltd.
Command      : Apoint.exe
Location     : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

"ApMsgFwd.exe" is actually invoked by Apoint.exe, which is defined as a startup program in the registry.

Program file information about "ApMsgFwd.exe":

File name: ApMsgFwd.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\DellTpad
File size: 29,552 bytes
File description: ApMsgFwd
File version: 7.0.0.34
Last modified time: 4/13/2011
Company name: Alps Electric Co.

"ApMsgFwd.exe" is a program that supports the touch pad on your computer.

It is recommended to keep "ApMsgFwd - ApMsgFwd.exe" enabled as a startup program and leave it running all the time.

 

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